Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 July 2029 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | July 2029

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 July 2029 at 15:51.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1881"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2029 after 13 days on 25 July 2029 at 13:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 18 July 2029 at 14:14
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 25 July 2029 at 13:36
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 2 August 2029 at 11:15
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 10 August 2029 at 01:56

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 365 / 1318

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 365 of Meeus index or 1318 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 30 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠279.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠279.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠309.2°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 4 July 2029 at 16:05 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 18 July 2029 at 11:25 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 381 043 km

The Moon is 381 043 km (236 769 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 666 km (229 700 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 10 July 2029 at 12:33 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 July 2029 at 11:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 9 July 2029 at 05:56 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.399°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.380° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 July 2029 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 25 July 2029 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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